Nearly a year since adding Golden Shadow, his first Font 8b+ to his tick-list, Eliot Stephens has just repeated New Base Line (Font 8b+) despite lingering snow in Switzerland and a dodgy finger injury.
Over the winter Dave MacLeod pieced together and repeated one of Scotland’s hardest blocs, Gutbuster (Font 8b+) at Dumbarton Rock.
Miho Nonaka and Jernej Kruder won the opening round of the 2018 World Cup Bouldering last weekend in Meiringen whilst Shauna Coxsey and Leah Crane finished in sixth and ninth respectively.
Caroline Ciavaldini has successfully completed The Quarryman at Twll Mawr in the Llanberis slate quarries over the weekend.
As we reported earlier, Caro Ciavaldini repeated The Quarryman, the infamous Johnny Dawes slate testpiece, over the weekend.
Seb Bouin has reported the first ascent of Les yeux plus gros que l'antre (F9a+/9b), a line colloquially known as ‘The French Chilam Balam’.
Whilst much of the UK is washed out, Will Bosi has bagged the coveted second ascent of Hunger (F9a) on The Anvil.
Seb Bouin spend a significant amount of time in the Flatanger cave last summer working on and getting very close to the second ascent of Adam Ondra’s The Move (F9b/+).
The recent US Lead and Speed championships saw Olympic hopefuls flexing their muscles with national titles, possible doubles as well as USA team places up for grabs.
Dave MacLeod has just completed an astonishing enchainment in his beloved Scotland; a Font 8a bloc, a E8 trad route, a F8a sport route, a VIII,8 winter route and eight Munros all within 24hours!
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